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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | December 14, 2003
No matter how old you are, fishnet stockings have probably made at least one appearance in your life, if not your wardrobe. In the 1950s, fishnets were for sultry pinup girls like Bettie Page. In the 1960s, fishnets in the form of pantyhose went Carnaby Street mod. Worn in the punk world with micro-minis, they took on a more sinister cast in the '70s. In the '80s, women pulled on fishnets to dance to Madonna's Like a Virgin. More recently, fishnets became a staple among the Goth and Industrial subcultures.
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By Annie Linskey | September 2, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Stevie Diamond, lead singer; Matt Gabbs, lead guitarist; Brian Mattes, bass player; Buck, drums; Shane Wiggins, rhythm guitar. Founded in: Spring 2004 Style: Rock and punk Influenced by: New York Dolls, Dead Boys, Chuck Berry, Iggy Pop and the Stooges Notable: The band got together because they were bored with watching live acts. Quotable: Stevie Diamond on what rich preppies listen to: "I don't think they'd dig us. They probably drop their bank rolls on the ground and listen to the change roll around.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | June 3, 2001
At first glance, Nicole Kidman resembles a delicate princess with alabaster skin and saintly grace, perched on a swing while gently descending upon her adoring masses in the new movie "Moulin Rouge." Then the camera pans to her bawdy black fishnet stockings. There's her glittery showgirl outfit, with a flap between the thighs that drips with swishy silver strands. Finally, we see the teasing, salacious smile on her face. And voila, fashion has a new pop princess. With its risque can-can dancers and corset-dresses galore, "Moulin Rouge" not only is a tantalizing visual orgy of a movie that's set in 1900 Paris.
NEWS
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | December 14, 2003
No matter how old you are, fishnet stockings have probably made at least one appearance in your life, if not your wardrobe. In the 1950s, fishnets were for sultry pinup girls like Bettie Page. In the 1960s, fishnets in the form of pantyhose went Carnaby Street mod. Worn in the punk world with micro-minis, they took on a more sinister cast in the '70s. In the '80s, women pulled on fishnets to dance to Madonna's Like a Virgin. More recently, fishnets became a staple among the Goth and Industrial subcultures.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2001
Madonna's Material Girl was a trashy-glam bad chick. The unforgettable '80s fashion icon was a rebellious lass with a penchant for one-shoulder jersey dresses, ripped T-shirts, fishnet stockings and miniskirts paired with fat belts slung low on the hips. She favored unkempt hair festooned with black-lace bows, cut-off gloves and way too much eye-liner. And she's back. Just when we thought we had permanently expunged the Material Girl from pop culture, the fashion world decided to resurrect the defiant damsel this spring.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2000
Swept up in fishnets Regular stockings are boring. Bare legs are a little chilly. It's a good thing fishnet stockings are back. Fishnets can be worn alone or layered over solid color tights. Shown as part of Prada 's and Gucci's spring collections, the stockings look sexy and contemporary. For Prada fishnets, expect to pay $84. For something a little more reasonable, consider Wolford fishnets, below, which cost $40 a pair. These resilient hose, made by the famed Austrian legwear manufacturer and favored by such celebs as Gwyneth Paltrow, Whitney Houston and Madonna, contain Lycra.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | January 27, 2002
Blond is back," says Los Angeles-based colorist Negin Zand. Cher just became one. So did Julia, and, more recently, Penelope Cruz, who shows off her newly lightened tresses on the cover of this month's In Style magazine. "I have been coloring [Cruz's] hair for a while," Zand says. "But because of her film commitments, we have been playing it very safe, just adding a few highlights." But when Cruz got a break in her movie schedule, the two women went to town, lifting Cruz's base several shades and adding highlights to bring her hair closer to the coveted color of model Gisele Bundchen's.
BUSINESS
By TOM PETERS | March 22, 1993
For five decades, America was the foremost champion of free trade. We chose not to sit smugly on our 50 percent post-World War II share of the planet's wealth; instead we worked assiduously to expand global commerce.But our success carried the seeds of discontent. We got used to being unchallenged. We got happy, then fat, then arrogant. As others sang "We're No. 2, and we try harder," we sang, "We're No. 1, and we don't need to try."When national icons like General Motors grew obese and complacent, upstart foreigners started sending excellent products our way -- especially those that hurt our pride: e.g., automobiles.
FEATURES
By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1995
|TC Call Cyndi Atkinson the unconventional dresser. The catering director of the Admiral Fell Inn will add a bejeweled bustier to an Ann Taylor outfit, finish a silk suit with fishnet stockings and turn up for job interviews in a vintage hat.The result? An original look that observers often adore and occasionally consider odd."I look at my clothes as costumes," says Ms. Atkinson, who's 40ish and lives in Fells Point. "I want them to express cleverness, creativity and independent thought."Friends have described your style as a cross between Faye Dunaway and Cher.
FEATURES
By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1996
Rude A doesn't look up as he counts his receipts. It's just after 7 Halloween night and he is scrambling. The owner of Stikky Fingers, a Fells Point punk store whose clientele seems to celebrate ghouls year-round, wants out before all hell breaks loose. "It gets too crazy, I'm getting out."The woman behind the cash register shows her agreement with a deep nod -- her face is smeared with ash-white paint, lips indigo, jet-black hair gelled into a point. Even though it's Halloween, she's not necessarily in costume.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | September 21, 2003
Clothes make the man. Accessories make the fashionable woman. And this fall, that's truer than ever. "The pulled together, outfitted look is very important right now, with matching shoes and bags," says Gregg Andrews, Nordstrom's East Coast fashion director. "Prada showed matching shoes, bags and gloves [on its runway]. There was tons of hosiery on the runways. It's ladylike, polished." Accessories are an essential part of fall's new put-together looks, but there's a practical reason to focus on a great new bag or shoe.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | January 5, 2003
It's hard to say what's most striking about Chicago showgirl Velma Kelly -- the bright red lips, the smoky eyes, the short dresses with sequined strands that seductively dust her behind, or the fact that she shot her husband with no regrets. The combination of elements, however, makes for a stirring, dangerous beauty that men want to touch and women want to possess. Velma (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) and her Chicago showgirl-inmate counterparts are the latest permutations of femme fatales on the American big screen.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | January 27, 2002
Blond is back," says Los Angeles-based colorist Negin Zand. Cher just became one. So did Julia, and, more recently, Penelope Cruz, who shows off her newly lightened tresses on the cover of this month's In Style magazine. "I have been coloring [Cruz's] hair for a while," Zand says. "But because of her film commitments, we have been playing it very safe, just adding a few highlights." But when Cruz got a break in her movie schedule, the two women went to town, lifting Cruz's base several shades and adding highlights to bring her hair closer to the coveted color of model Gisele Bundchen's.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | June 3, 2001
At first glance, Nicole Kidman resembles a delicate princess with alabaster skin and saintly grace, perched on a swing while gently descending upon her adoring masses in the new movie "Moulin Rouge." Then the camera pans to her bawdy black fishnet stockings. There's her glittery showgirl outfit, with a flap between the thighs that drips with swishy silver strands. Finally, we see the teasing, salacious smile on her face. And voila, fashion has a new pop princess. With its risque can-can dancers and corset-dresses galore, "Moulin Rouge" not only is a tantalizing visual orgy of a movie that's set in 1900 Paris.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2001
Madonna's Material Girl was a trashy-glam bad chick. The unforgettable '80s fashion icon was a rebellious lass with a penchant for one-shoulder jersey dresses, ripped T-shirts, fishnet stockings and miniskirts paired with fat belts slung low on the hips. She favored unkempt hair festooned with black-lace bows, cut-off gloves and way too much eye-liner. And she's back. Just when we thought we had permanently expunged the Material Girl from pop culture, the fashion world decided to resurrect the defiant damsel this spring.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2000
Swept up in fishnets Regular stockings are boring. Bare legs are a little chilly. It's a good thing fishnet stockings are back. Fishnets can be worn alone or layered over solid color tights. Shown as part of Prada 's and Gucci's spring collections, the stockings look sexy and contemporary. For Prada fishnets, expect to pay $84. For something a little more reasonable, consider Wolford fishnets, below, which cost $40 a pair. These resilient hose, made by the famed Austrian legwear manufacturer and favored by such celebs as Gwyneth Paltrow, Whitney Houston and Madonna, contain Lycra.
FEATURES
By N.Y. Times YpB | September 18, 1991
A sure sign of being in step with the new fall style is to wearblack fishnet hose. The problem is finding them. This racy bit of 1960s redux has taken off like a thoroughbred out of the starting gate. Most stores have already been cleaned out.Yet all is not lost. Bergdorf Goodman, which sold 1,200 pairs in a week, once again has in stock a DKNY style that costs $10.50 a pair. This is one of the more comfortable versions; the mesh pattern is laid over a sheer, colorless, stocking-knit base.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | September 2, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Stevie Diamond, lead singer; Matt Gabbs, lead guitarist; Brian Mattes, bass player; Buck, drums; Shane Wiggins, rhythm guitar. Founded in: Spring 2004 Style: Rock and punk Influenced by: New York Dolls, Dead Boys, Chuck Berry, Iggy Pop and the Stooges Notable: The band got together because they were bored with watching live acts. Quotable: Stevie Diamond on what rich preppies listen to: "I don't think they'd dig us. They probably drop their bank rolls on the ground and listen to the change roll around.
FEATURES
By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1996
Rude A doesn't look up as he counts his receipts. It's just after 7 Halloween night and he is scrambling. The owner of Stikky Fingers, a Fells Point punk store whose clientele seems to celebrate ghouls year-round, wants out before all hell breaks loose. "It gets too crazy, I'm getting out."The woman behind the cash register shows her agreement with a deep nod -- her face is smeared with ash-white paint, lips indigo, jet-black hair gelled into a point. Even though it's Halloween, she's not necessarily in costume.
FEATURES
By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1995
|TC Call Cyndi Atkinson the unconventional dresser. The catering director of the Admiral Fell Inn will add a bejeweled bustier to an Ann Taylor outfit, finish a silk suit with fishnet stockings and turn up for job interviews in a vintage hat.The result? An original look that observers often adore and occasionally consider odd."I look at my clothes as costumes," says Ms. Atkinson, who's 40ish and lives in Fells Point. "I want them to express cleverness, creativity and independent thought."Friends have described your style as a cross between Faye Dunaway and Cher.
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